Tennis player telling opponent to challenge 'out' call is pure sportsmanship

You'd expect two players in a competitive tennis match to grind out every point, battling to the end.

Not American tennis player Jack Sock, playing against Australian Lleyton Hewitt during a Hopman Cup match on Tuesday night.

SEE ALSO: Peyton Manning will start for the Denver Broncos in the playoffs

Hewitt served, with the umpire calling out on the ball. Sock decided to intervene, saying, "It was in, if you want to challenge it," to a rather bemused Hewitt.

"Challenge it!" Sock shouted, before Hewitt decided to tell the umpire to check the replay. What a sportsman — and Sock was right too, by the way.

Mustard Minute: Watermelon Boy and Unicorns Kick Off 2016 Sporting Events

More from Mashable:
It's so cold in the Netherlands that people are ice skating in the streets
Crying koala just cannot handle losing after epic tree brawl
These Aussie fishermen almost got wiped out by a giant angry marlin
Atlanta teacher can almost compete with his students' killer dance moves

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.